xdg-screensaver uses gnome-screensaver even if xscreensaver is running

Bug #1266882 reported by Jarno Suni
This bug affects 2 people
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xdg-utils (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

xdg-screensaver should use a running screensaver, if possible.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: xdg-utils 1.1.0~rc1-2ubuntu7
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-15.23-generic 3.11.10
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-15-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu2.2
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Jan 7 20:42:33 2014
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-09-20 (109 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Release amd64 (20130423.1)
MarkForUpload: True
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: xdg-utils
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to saucy on 2013-10-18 (81 days ago)

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Jarno Suni (jarnos) wrote :
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Jarno Suni (jarnos) wrote :
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Ubuntu Foundations Team Bug Bot (crichton) wrote :

The attachment "The patch to xdg-screensaver aims to fix the bug and additionally uses more general way to detect, if gnome-screensaver is installed or if xscreensaver is running." seems to be a patch. If it isn't, please remove the "patch" flag from the attachment, remove the "patch" tag, and if you are a member of the ~ubuntu-reviewers, unsubscribe the team.

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tags: added: patch
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in xdg-utils (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Peter Funk (pf-artcom-gmbh) wrote :

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04 LTS and experienced the same problem: xdg-screensaver assumed that I use kscreensaver.
By upgrading (replacing the xdg-utils Ubuntu 14.04 package by the Upstream xdg-utils version 1.1.1) I was able to fix the problem on my computer. I suggest to backport xdg-utils 1.1.1 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

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avadeaux (ubuntu-avadeaux) wrote :

I had the same problem. xdg-screenaver tried to use gnome-screensaver, which wasn't installed. I'm using xscreensaver. My solution was to invoke xscreensaver-command directly, instead of using xdg-screensaver, see here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/caffeine/+bug/1768801/comments/7

Changed in xdg-utils (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
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